The Joy of Baseball
Everybody and their mother has hopped aboard Pharrell Williams' "Happy" bandwagon in recent months. The Texas Rangers just became the latest, releasing a 90-second video on April 22.
In it, players like Adrian Beltre, Leonys Martin, Alexi Ogando, Martin Perez, Neftali Feliz, Jurickson Profar and Elvis Andrus, along with broadcaster Emily Jones, get their groove on to Williams' ubiquitous hit, which was just confirmed as the No. 1 song on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for the ninth week in a row.
The Rangers certainly have reason to be happy of late, as they've won eight of their last 10 games, moving to the top of the AL West with an impressive three-game sweep of the Oakland A's. The success has come despite the continued absence of several key players in the video like Beltre, Feliz and Profar.
The video, though, suffers from a bit of poor timing, the first being that it was just released despite being filmed during spring training. If it had been put out earlier, it wouldn't suffer in comparison to the much slicker version the Milwaukee Brewers put out two weeks ago.
Of course, if the Rangers continue at their current pace, a lack of video production values will be about the only thing that can bring them down.